How can one construct and interpret time in the most refined way possible? Bulgari and the Japanese architect Tadao Ando have attempted to provide an answer to this equation by creating the 160-piece Octo Finissimo Tadao Ando limited series.
An ambitious initiative that delivered on its promises. After ten intense days that put watchmaking worldwide in the spotlight, Watches and Wonders 2021 brings down the curtain on a truly successful edition. New releases, major announcements, exceptional creations, panels, discussions and a hugely popular Morning Show kept interest at a high throughout what was the most important watch Salon ever held online and offline. The enthusiasm surrounding the leading names gathered in Geneva then in Shanghai can be measured by how widely the event was relayed around the globe, generating hundreds of millions of views on social media, to single out Watches and Wonders as a key gathering in a particularly delicate sanitary context.
The Vagabondage trilogy reaches its conclusion with the Vagabondage III. The flat Tortue case returns, enclosing a world-first display of digital jumping hours and seconds; an exploit made real for the 137 pieces in this limited edition.
Watch exports showed further signs of recovery in December, although the latest figures from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry leave no doubt: things are looking up, but the tendency is still negative.
The unmistakable sound of this most flamboyant fowl has rung out on Saturday January 28th to mark the beginning of Chinese New Year. Until February 15th 2018, the Fire Rooster will colour our mood - and the dials of our watches - with its bright plumage and proud stance. Plenty for watchmakers to crow about!
Louis Vuitton gets ready for summer with an Africa-inspired theme. First stop, the Tambour Slim Monogram Savane.
In hibernation since the 1980s, three complete collections have resurfaced at IWC, Cartier and Girard-Perregaux, and all clearly have women in their sights. Some have been given a full revamp, others are almost exactly as we remember them. At last, these sleeping beauties shall go to the ball!
The entry-level segment has become a recurring theme among Fine Watch brands, and while efforts are clearly being made in this department, one unknown factor remains: the customer, preferably young and less inclined towards luxury.